"Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Be- hold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel." Isa. 7:14.
Was this fulfilled? "Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel." Matt. 1:22, 23.
Where had the prophet said Christ should be born? "But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall He come forth unto Me that is to be ruler in Israel." Micah 5:2.
Where was Christ born? "Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea." Matt. 2:1.
What had been predicted of His ride into Jerusalem? "Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem; behold, thy King cometh unto thee; He is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass." Zech. 9:9.
Was this fulfilled? "All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, saying Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass." Matt. 21:4, 5.
Did the believers of these and other evidences of His Messiaship, expect a sign of His second coming? "And as He sat upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?" Matt. 24:3.
How does Luke record our Saviour's answer to this query? "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth." Luke 21:25, 26.
What is said of these signs by an Old Testament prophet? "And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come." Joel 2:30, 31.
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